The Chairman of ALABC Mr. Richard Andrews will be delighted to welcome you to at our first working lunch for 2019, featuring the recently appointed Ambassador of Brazil in Australia HE Sergio Eduardo Moreira Lima. The event will be an intimate conversation with a small group of Patron and Corporates members and a selected number of guests.
Ambassador Sérgio Eduardo Moreira Lima, a career diplomat, graduated from the Rio Branco Institute, where he took the Diplomat Refresher (CAD) and High Studies (CAE) courses. He has a degree in Law from the Rio de Janeiro State University (UERJ) and is a licensed member of the Order of Attorneys of Brazil. Ambassador Lima has a Master’s degree in Public International Law from the University of Oslo. He served at the Brazilian Mission to the United Nations and at the Embassies in Washington, Lisbon and London. He was Ambassador in Tel Aviv (cumulative with Ramallah), Oslo and Budapest. He was elected Vice President and President of the Governing Council of the United Nations Common Fund for Commodities. The positions he held in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in Brasilia, include Secretary for Internal Control, and Director of the Institute of Research on International Relations (IPRI) of the Alexandre de Gusmão Foundation (FUNAG), which he presided until being designated Ambassador to Australia.
His publications include “A Time for Change” (2006), “Imunidade Diplomática – Instrumento de Política Externa” (2004), (Diplomatic Immunity – an Instrument of Foreign Affairs), “The Expanding Powers of the UN - Security Council and the Rule of Law in International Relations” (2009), “A Reflection on the Universality of Human Rights - Democracy and the Rule of Law in International Relations” (2009) and “Diplomacia e Academia: o IPRI como instrumento de política externa” (2014) (Diplomacy and Academia: IPRI as an instrument of External Relations).
Among the many awards he has received are the Grand Cross of the Order of Rio Branco, the Hungarian, Norwegian and French Orders of Merit, the Portuguese Order of Christ, the British Royal Victorian Order and the Austrian Grand Decoration of Honour in Silver.
He is Ambassador-designate to Papua New Guinea, Fiji, Nauru and Vanuatu.
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